The Dime Museum

In early 19th-century America, dime museums were popular attractions. So named because admission cost $.10, these "museums" were eccentric collections of the bizarre: stuffed two-headed calves, petrified mummies, and dragon fossils. Some of it might have been real. Now two showmen in the old time tradition have opened the American Dime Museum in Baltimore. Harriet Baskas paid them a visit.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.